Inside My Brain Is A Scary Place

The past few weeks have been too busy.  I need to stop and catch my breath.

Every time I come to write here, I manage to write once sentence before something comes up and I have to leave it.

I’m just not so great at the coming back to finish what I was writing part.

I have so many things rattling around in my brain, that I feel like I just need to brain dump, so I can start fresh again.  So feel free to skip this whole post and it’s randomness.

The requisite Vista update

Meds are still a several times a day battle.  She’s in therapy for it.  The therapists are stumped (yay for having the most stubborn child in the world!).  But I’ve decided to write a little e-book with all the things we’ve tried with her (that would work on any normal kid), for other parents going through this challenge.  Because, you know, I don’t have enough on my plate.  *snort*

Bil captured a video of the last few minutes of one of our evening med battles. Watching it after made me cry… and laugh.  I haven’t decided whether to post it or not. It’s not pretty to watch as I try and pin her down to force feed her meds. But it sums up our life in a 2 minute video.

Medically, she’s doing well. The current cocktail of anti-seizure meds she’s on have kept her seizure free for 2 months, which is a personal record. Fingers crossed, it stays that way.

They’re going to be assessing her in the coming months for Autism.  Meh… I don’t know.  I’m not convinced she has it.  Time will tell I guess.

Belgian Shepherd for Sale…

I love the fury creatures in my life.  But they’re a lot of work when I’m trying to look after V.  There are days when I consider rehoming all of them, but I know V would be heartbroken.

And as much as I love my Belgian Shepherd, he has the ability to be a grade-A asshole sometimes.  He likes to conveniently forget that I’m in charge.  If I were to ever get another dog, I’d look for a dog with the temperament of my border collie.  He’s still a handful, but MUCH easier to manage…and has an off button.

Not all PR firms are created equal

The longer I’m in blogging the more I realize that there are REALLY good PR people and REALLY bad ones.  That’s it.  There is no middle ground. Mark’s hired an amazing PR firm.  They’re delightful to talk to. Kudos to them.

However, if your PR firm sends me an unsolicited press release with the following title (and yes, it was typed all in caps) and no actual stated purpose in the body of the email:


….I’m pretty sure I’ll refer to them as douches.

Add the 5, carry the 1…

I’m seriously thinking about converting our garage to an extra room at some point.  Say $15K for a complete garage reno compared to $100K or so for an addition to our house.  If we end up homeschooling V, we’ll need the extra space for the school area (I have no desire to use the kitchen as our classroom).  Anyone have $15K they want to lend me?  No, really.

Won’t you be my neighbor?

My nextdoor neighbors just put their house on the market (he got a promotion, which meant moving to another province).  *insert sad panda face here*

So…..Who wants to move in?  We’re really nice.  Honestly.  And remember…..Free healthcare in Canada…..

It wasn’t ad-ing up

I decided to remove BlogHer ads from my site.  The money they were bringing in wasn’t worth the real estate they were taking up and the rules they imposed.  Like not being able to do giveaways on my own site.

So now that they’re gone, and if you’re still reading, lets do a giveaway.  Just cause I love you guys.  And cause I can.

One of the guys Bil works with also owns a company called Simply Nail Art (if you live in Calgary and ever go up to the Crossiron Mills mall, they have a kiosk just outside of the food court).

They sell Konad nail art kits and Bil bought me a set to try out, for the fun of it.  I love it.  Really.  I can’t do my nails without using it. Seriously.

It’s basically a way to stamp pretty designs on your nails without the cost of airbrushing.

It dries instantly (almost too quickly), which means V’s always after me to put pretty flowers on her nails.  And they are pretty darn cute, so who am I to say no?

Since I liked the set so much, Bil’s coworker gave me a set to give away to my lovely blog readers  (that means you guys).

Up for grabs: a Konad Stamping Nail Art kit

konadnailart Inside My Brain Is A Scary Place

So, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me when the last time you got to go sit, relax, and have a manicure (or a pedicure!) was.

That’s it.  I’m all about keeping it simple.

Fine Print:

  • Contest is open to everyone cause I hate contests that I can’t enter just because I’m Canadian.
  • I’ll draw a winner Friday, Oct 8 at 5pm MST.
  • Enter as many times as you like.  One comment = one entry.  BUT (you knew there was going to be a but), every comment has to be unique. No copying and pasting the same comment over and over.

Disclosure: This nail set was provided to me, at no charge, to give away to my darling blog readers.  I didn’t receive any other compensation (monetary, sexual favors, or otherwise).

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17 Responses to Inside My Brain Is A Scary Place

  • Ashlee says:

    I would be your neighbor in an effing heartbeat! Mine are inbred hillbillies. The free healthcare would be a perk. Maddy and V could dress up in weird outfits all day long and we could drink….a lot! I was trying to remember and the last pedicure I had was when Masen was in my belly. The kid is 4 now. Lmao! Been a while!

  • drlori71 says:

    That’s great news about Vista being seizure free for 2 months! I hope these medications continue to work and I hope the struggle to get her to take them gets better for you and Bil.

  • MommyGeek says:

    Yay for no seizures in 2 months! Let’s make it 4!

    last time I got a mani or pedi? BlogHer 2009 :)

  • Sara says:

    um…i can’t even tell you the last time i had a manicure was. i chip them too quickly, so i usually don’t get them. and my last pedicure was um….well. i dno’t remember. i had one this summer though. i know i did.

    good news about vista! :)

    any ghostly encounters to report?

  • Lu says:

    I don’t need the nail kit b/c I just got mah nails did today! BUT….I still wanted to leave you a comment and say hey. My reader exploded and I haven’t been blogging or in the loop much lately…so I have been a bad reader/commenter/person. LOL ANYWAY, HEEEEEY!!!! <3

  • Melissa Palmer says:

    2 mths seizure free – Great! Fighting for it? Sucks, but the payoff keeps you fighting.

    I had a pedicure around Christmas last year; Manicure – 8 years ago?

  • Lisa says:

    I would totally be your neighbor :)

    I’ve missed reading your words lately, sorry things are so busy, life is so crazy, but glad to hear from you.

  • *sigh* we taped so many feedings with jackson… and after reading your post, i went back to our videos and bawled my eyes out.

    oh lady, i’m sorry that life is a shit storm.

    i’m asking for my christmas gift tomorrow. you know what i mean.

    love you so.

  • Deidra23 says:

    I’d love to be your neighbor! Too bad moving out there really isn’t in the cards for now.

    Anyways, my last manicure was in March, just before my birthday.. I haven’t been since, just haven’t had the money and boy can you tell!!! Ugh.

  • laura says:

    I am so glad to hear that V has been doing good with no episodes lately. I know how much a relief that must be. But, i am sorry it’s so hard to get her to take her meds.

    I know I would love the kit. The last time I had my nails done was about 2 years ago. I went with a friend and got a pedi-cure. Before that, another 2 years when I last had my hands done. lol Sad I know. I don’t get out much, and it’s a luxury I can’t afford right now.

    Hugs to you all.

  • Nadine says:

    Good to hear that meds are working for Vista! In Switzerland we say “Touch wood” and then we touch something made of wood. It means as much as “Let’s hope it stays like that/ doesn’t get worse”. So, I touched my wooden table for Vista =)
    The last time I had a mani/ pedi? Huh, never. My mom has always been a single mom and we didn’t have much money to do something as luxurious like a manicure. And now I have my daughter who needs 150% of my attention.
    It has never been a priority, but I’d love to have nice nails ‘n stuff.

  • Michelle P. says:

    I need a pedicure!! But don’t bother with the kit, I’m too lazy to do it myself. Invite me over some night and we’ll do it together!

    Had another thought about V’s meds. If you’re not making headway with the meds, and if you’re finding that giving them is effecting her relationship with you and Bil (not that you’ve said that, but if you are), could you pay for homecare to come in and give her meds. You’d still have the same issues, but at least she wouldn’t associate you with the mean pill lady.

  • Leslie says:

    hey I might be your neighbor! ok not really but I live in Canada.

  • punkinmama says:

    So, I’m obviously behind on my blog reading because I saw on twitter that V has to have a different med since you first wrote this… but I’m hoping the new med won’t result in seizures again – keeping my fingers crossed that the transition will go smoothly!

    I’d love to be your neighbor, but I hate winter and Canada is cold. So sorry.

    I can’t remember the last time I had a manicure – it was sometime in the last couple of years… though within 5 minutes, before they even dried fully, I managed to screw them up! Dumb.

  • Jodee says:

    Dang I would move next to you in a heartbeat but we are here in the south. I hope things go better with V’s meds… my fingers are crossed and I am thinking about ya.

    The last time I got a pedicure sad to say was before I had children and my oldest will be 5 in December. Pretty sad and my feet are a little scary looking maybe I need to get one of those ped egg things..=-)

  • Chibi Jeebs says:

    Last time I had a pedicure was the end of August. My mom’s a nail tech. Yes, there’s something wrong with me…. lol (seriously, though, I have this mental block where having my mother basically bow and scrape (literally!) at my feet is concerned).

    Your Sort-Of Neighbour

    P.S. I’d totally OPEN the door. ;)

  • Cassie says:

    WTG on being seizure free for 2 months!

    My last mani was right after I got engaged, so I could show the ring off!

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